Officials announced that they are canceling the 50th Los Angeles Pride Parade in West Hollywood that was scheduled to take place on June 10, 2020.
The American Library Association (ALA) released its annual report on banned or challenged books in schools, universities, and public libraries in 2019.
This time, we see that most of the challenges involve LGBTQ books.
I was talking about the Dayton Pride Parade the other day, which for the moment has been postponed to August, but generally speaking, many Pride Marches are canceled around the world.
I wish I had good news for LGBTQ rights, but I have a bad one, sadly.
Many events have already been postponed or even canceled because of the coronavirus and we are approaching the Pride March time so the question is... will they be canceled or postponed?
Today, let’s talk about the Dayton Pride March in Dayton, Ohio that is one of the first to be delayed.
After a hugely successful stand-up show in 2018, lesbian comedian Cameron Esposito released her first book, a memoir entitled “Save Yourself”.
Nepal is a country that is more advanced on LGBTQ rights than many US states or European countries.
In 2015, the constitution prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation after a landmark Supreme Court decision in 2008. The court also called for greater recognition of same-sex relationships.
Although South Koreans are gradually accepting the LGBTQ community thanks to growing representation in TV series and movies, the military has just sent a soldier home because of her transgender identity.
Bad news... The LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines has suffered a bitter defeat in its attempt to legalize equal marriage.
So the separation will take place. The United Methodist Church will separate into two distinct movements: one in favor of marriage equality and the LGBTQ+ clergy; and the other, more traditionalist, that will continue to oppose them.
Mauritius is an island located near Africa in the Indian Ocean and is also one of the countries that still criminalizes same-sex relationships.
So far, the city of Edmonton, Canada, had no “conversion therapy” ban. The goal was therefore to get a favorable vote to improve the protection of LGBTQ youth, especially since Vancouver passed a similar law in 2018. It was also an opportunity to advance rights for our community.
However, no complaints have ever been filed as a result of “conversion therapy” or attempts to “change” a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. So was Edmonton City Council still going to agree to look into the matter?
China is one of those countries where there is no law allowing same-sex couples to get married. But as China revises its civil laws, LGBTQ activists are pushing for the legalization of marriage equality.
The goal is simple: to show that this law would not only affect a dozen people but hundreds of thousands.
As you know, it is not always easy to know if Pope Francis is in favor of LGBTQ rights and people. Sometimes he has respectful words and sometimes it is despicable.
Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1991 in Hong Kong, an independent territory in southeast China. In June 2018, a new victory took place for our community as the Hong Kong High Court ruled in favor of a gay couple fighting for equal benefits. In July, the court ruled that foreign LGBTQ couples living in Hong Kong city who had legally married elsewhere were entitled to a spouse visa.
So we believed that victory was possible when MK, a lesbian woman, launched a challenge to get marriage equality.